Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book:
- Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English.
- Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language.
- Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources.
Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The History of English
Chapter 2: Language change and variation
Chapter 3: English as a global language: issues and attitudes
Chapter 4: Variation in ‘Native’ Englishes
Chapter 5: The ‘New’ Englishes
Chapter 6: English in Global Contexts
Chapter 7: English as a Lingua Franca
Chapter 8: Attitudes to English varieties and ELF
Chapter 9: English language teaching
Chapter 10: The future of English as a global language